C1719

Vue de la Ville de Surate. Batavia. [Surat & Jakarta]

Two views of the important trading ports of Surate and Batavia (Jakarta). Situated on the north west coat of India Surat became the emporium of India, exporting gold and cloth. Its major industries were shipbuilding and textile manufacture, especially silk weaving. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Vue de la Ville de Surate. Batavia. [Surat & Jakarta]

Date:

C1719

Condition:

In good condition, uncoloured as issued, with wide margins and strong impression.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

210mm 
x 370mm

Paper Size: 

255mm 
x 435mm
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Vue de la Ville de Surate. Batavia. [Surat & Jakarta] - Antique Map from 1719

Genuine antique
dated:

1719

Description:

Two views of the important trading ports of Surate and Batavia (Jakarta).


Situated on the north west coat of India 
Surat became the emporium of India, exporting gold and cloth. Its major industries were shipbuilding and textile manufacture, especially silk weaving.

In 1612, England had established its first Indian trading factory in Surat.

From Chatelain’s Atlas Historique

Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 - 1743)

Chatelain was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), the Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). Chatelain was a skilled artist and knew combining a wealth of historical and geographical information with delicate engraving and an uncomplicated composition. Groundbreaking for its time, this work included studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. His maps with his elegant engraving are a superb example from the golden age of French mapmaking.The publishing firm of Chatelain, Chatelain Frères and Chatelain & Fils is recorded in Amsterdam, from around 1700-1770, with Zacharias living "op den Dam" (Dam Square) in 1730. Henri Abraham Chatelain, his father Zacharie Chatelain (d.1723) and his younger brother Zacharie Junior (1690-1754), worked as a partnership publishing the Atlas Historique, Ou Nouvelle Introduction à L'Histoire under several different Chatelain imprints, depending on the Chatelain family partnerships at the time of publication. The atlas was published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720, with a second edition appearing in 1732. The volumes I-IV with a Third edition and volume I with a final edition in 1739. Henri Abraham Chatelain, whose "Atlas Historique" was one of the most expansive Dutch encyclopedias of the age. First published in 1705, Chatelain's Atlas Historique was part of an immense seven-volume encyclopedia. Although the main focus of the text was geography, the work also included a wealth of historical, political, and genealogical information. The text was compiled by Nicholas Gueudeville and Garillon with a supplement by H.P. de Limiers and the maps were engraved by Chatelain, primarily after charts by De L'Isle. The atlas was published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1721 and was later reissued by Zacharie Chatelain between 1732 and 1739.

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